Monthly Archives: March 2017


…isn’t producing.

Creating is something that occurs through and on the other side of a courageous heart in action.

Creating is concocted by soul.

Creating is what happens at the intersection of serenity and self-emptying strength.

Production is a reflection of you..the resume you.

Creating is your reflection into what is and what we never dreamed could be.

Production has a period.

Creating is always followed by a comma.

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Podcast 53: A Conversation with Beth Winterburn

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Beth Winterburn’s work is characterized by bold, gestural brush strokes and minimalist detail. As a nod to her analytical roots in photography and architecture, she approaches each piece with a mathematical mindset – counting evens and odds, balancing lights and darks, visually “slicing” the composition into thirds and fifths. She approaches her work as if it’s a problem to solve: combining and contrasting elements with and against one another to create a cohesive yet dynamic piece. Beth’s work is an exploration of contrast, tension and resolve. Methodical by nature, she challenges her own ideas of control by experimenting with materials, allowing them to behave as they naturally would, with subtle direction. Each canvas, piece of paper or panel is an invitation to engage – to feel, to react, to explore the tension and resolve of each and every element and property used to build it.

Beth joins us in Episode 53 at Let the Music Play Podcast as we discuss her processes, the why behind her work, and the journey of crafting a career through a medium she enjoys and is passionate about.

Below is a glimpse into her work! And click here to view her online store!


You can stream or download this episode and all other episodes of Let The Music Play Podcast in iTunes or at


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How We Connect the Dots (and how I make my notes for podcast/creative ideas)

  1.  Curiosity.
    1. This requires and open spirit that allows itself availability to come into contact that which it does not know.
    2. Here questions > answers.
  2. Interest
    1. Once interest is perked, one can start to access their vault of experiential knowledge and start to accumulate some dots for connecting with the new subject via form, fashion, feel, etc.
  3. Understanding
    1. Here the dots begin to connect.
    2. Pattern, rhyme, tempo, consistency, and predictability begin to be learned, seen, and noted.
    3. We now know what was unknown has some knowability for us…and perhaps it could teach or enlarge us.
  4. Appreciation/Reverence
    1. Here we start to freely share what we’ve learned.
    2. Enjoyment, sharing, and participation are all mirroring the awe we’ve been able to line up with these new dots.
    3. Unity > Uniformity and this reality is celebrated.
  5. Wonder-filled/Bewildered/Quickened/In Awe
    1. One now begins to take ownership with their relationship to these dots.
    2. A gratuitous spirit is now lost in the mystery, but found in the passion of the process, art, and flow these dots provide for them.
    3. The dots become metaphors across a myriad of life’s offerings.
    4. The nuance of the dots personally become known and consistently reflected on.
  6. Holiness/Beauty/Presence
    1. This is what we all want.
    2. Time stands still.
    3. Meaning has arrived.

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Original > Another

This can be just another Monday.

A groggy attempt to reclaim weekend highs with a frustrated posture for wherever you may find yourself in spirit, mind, and body.

Or it can be magical, majestic, and pregnant with possibility and hope.

It can be just another ________

…or it can be an original.

Maybe your children are offering you a song that welcomes you back to your original child-likeness. Remember that ‘you’? That you never had a business card and won’t ever need one either.

Perhaps the sun that will warm your skin today is the same sun humming a tune into the dirt and vines on your block ushering spring into being out of the muck of autumn’s decay. Could the bloom(s) of spring be millions of lovely questions and affirmations bursting specifically for you? If you listen closely, you can hear them exude via color “I’m an original…and so are you!”

Or maybe this monotonous Monday has an agenda that is woven with earth and Heaven? And what if that agenda could use a conduit, a bridge, or a medium to transport something that, end the end, could transform something? What if that conduit was you? What if you were also meant to be in on the transformation?

Call it whatever you need to.

Just don’t call it Monday.

That carries too much baggage.

You’ve been given wings to go somewhere new, eyes to see with possibility, and hands to paint with hope.

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Take Notes…on yourself.

If you can remember to, take note of the connections below for the next week or so.

See if this rings true for you…

  • An awareness of one’s consciousness and presence will lead to greater joy, contentment, and fulfillment. The more you’re with the moment the more surprised and delighted you are by all that your moments offer you.
  • On the other hand, a lack of awareness and connection to one’s presence will lead to greater anxiety, frustration, disappointment, and suffering. To check out (or numb out) is to miss out on the meaning that’s trying to weave its way through your moments.


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